Use of mumps vaccine (usually administered in measles-mumps-rubella [MMR] or measles-mumps-rubella-varicella [MMRV] vaccines) is the best way to prevent mumps. Children should be given the first dose of mumps vaccine soon after their first birthday (12 to 15 months of age). The second dose is recommended before the start of kindergarten. You should know that outbreaks of mumps still occur in the United States.
Mumps Vaccination: Who Needs It?
- What Everyone Should Know
Basic information for people interested in the vaccine
- Information for Healthcare Professionals
Vaccine recommendations and contraindications; composition, dosage, and administration; handling and storage
- Page last reviewed: July 1, 2010
- Page last updated: February 3, 2016
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